A round up of current invitations to tender for the provision of education and training services to the post 16 essential skills sector.
DfE Employer Led Training Initiatives – Digital and Technical Skills Bootcamps
The DfE is holding a market engagement events on the morning and afternoon of 16th December to discuss their plans to roll out Wave 2 of the Digital and Technical training bootcamps as part of the National Skills Fund Employer led training initiatives (aka Skills bootcamps) across England from April 2021.
Closing date: register for the event by 14th December 2020
Functional Skills Diagnostic and Upskilling Software
Health Education England is looking to procure software to support the study of maths, English and digital skills (aka functional skills) which they will then contract out to NHS employers on a case by case basis. Based on current projections, they envision that they will establish contracts with around 100 large-scale employers i.e. NHS Trusts, where there will be cohorts of learners varying in size from 20 to 2,000.
Closing date: 16th December 2020
The Growth Company ESF-AEB Provider Framework
The Growth Company is inviting tender responses to join their European Social Fund (ESF) and Adult Education Budget (AEB) Provider Framework. This framework will cover future opportunities around their current Prime ESF and AEB contracts across The North West and South Yorkshire, and will be for providers of Skills Support, Employee Support in Skills and Supporting those Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) and Adult Education Budget. There are also two new potential contract areas: South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire (AEB).
Closing date: 21st December 2020
Evaluate three FE Sector Management and Leadership Programmes
The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) are seeking a tenderer to evaluate the following programmes for 2020-21:
1. Leading from the Middle – Middle Managers Programme
2. Diversity in Leadership
3. New to Senior Leadership.
Closing date: 23rd December 2020.
Adult and Community Learning Services
Suffolk Adult and Community Learning Services are inviting applicants to join a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of Adult and Community Learning Services.
Closing date: 26 March 2022
Training Provision (AEB)
Stephenson College wishes to establish a Dynamic Purchasing System with suitable training providers to deliver qualifications and/or programmes eligible for funding under the college adult education budget funding contracts, on its behalf.
Closing date: 31st August 2022
Information from the Ministry of Justice for new suppliers wishign to apply to join the Prison Education Dynamic Purchasing System.
Closing date: 31st March 2023
Post-16 skills and training provision
Cheshire West & Chester Council (CW&C) are looking for the opportunity to develop new relationships with post-16 skills and training providers.
Closing date: 30 July 2024